Eucalyptus Leaf Organic
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Common Names: Blue Gum
TRADITIONAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF EUCALYPTUS
WHAT IS EUCALYPTUS USED FOR?
If your parents treated your cold with Vick's Vaporub when you were a child, you know the powerful and pungent scent of Eucalyptus Leaf, which also goes by the scientific name Eucalyptus globulus and colloquially as the "blue gum tree." Although all species of Eucalyptus are native to Australia, not all have been successfully cultivated outside of that country or have been equal usefulness as medicinal herbs; Eucalyptus globulus however is the most widely cultivated species outside of Australia, and virtually all dried Eucalyptus Leaf comes from this species. (It has in fact become an invasive species in California.)
Studies have found that eucalyptus oil acts to support normal expectoration in the respiratory passages, and acts to support healthy microbial balance. The leaves are also believed to help support normal levels of inflammation and support the body during a fever. In addition to oral use, topical ointments often contain eucalyptus leave oil and are applied to the nose and chest for support during times of occasional congestion.
Not for use during pregnancy or lactation. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs please consult your doctor prior to use.